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Introduction

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

At the beginning of the sixteenth century, a long line of texts first appeared in Western Europe and made up a full-fledged literary genre—ethnographies about the Jews. The crux of these works is ... More


Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Yaacov Deutsch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book examines Christian ethnographic writing about the Jews in early modern Europe, offering a systematic historical analysis of this literary genre and arguing its importance for better ... More


An Overview of the Ethnographic Writing about the Jews

Yaacov Deutsch

in Judaism in Christian Eyes: Ethnographic Descriptions of Jews and Judaism in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199756537
eISBN:
9780199950201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199756537.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book sought to present the content and extract the meanings from the ethnographic accounts of Judaism from early modern Europe. In analyzing these texts, the book focused on several contexts: ... More


Introduction: Christian Hebraism and the Study of Yiddish in Early Modern Europe

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

During the Renaissance and until the Reformation, Christian scholars became increasingly preoccupied with the interrelationship between language and religion on one hand, and philology and theology ... More


“I Listened to the Account of a Jew”: Christian Hebraism in Strasbourg

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

The sight of Jews in the streets of Strasbourg was common during the first half of the sixteenth century, in part because of the contract that they had developed with the magistrates. In addition to ... More


A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Aya Elyada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores the unique phenomenon of Christian engagement with Yiddish language and literature from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the late eighteenth century. By analyzing the ... More


Renaissance England and the Jews

Sara Coodin

in Is Shylock Jewish?: Citing Scripture and the Moral Agency of Shakespeare's Jews

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474418386
eISBN:
9781474434492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418386.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Chapter 1 discusses historical evidence regarding how Jews or ‘Hebrews’ and were imagined, represented, and encountered by Englishmen in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. This ... More


Conclusion

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book has explored Christian literature on Yiddish in early modern Germany by focusing on two interrelated themes: Christian–Jewish polemics and intra-Christian debates. Perceptions of the ... More


Introduction

Rabbi Selden

in Renaissance England's Chief Rabbi: John Selden

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286133
eISBN:
9780191713859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286133.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The main subject of this book is the cultural influence of rabbinic and especially talmudic scholarship on some early modern British poets and intellectuals, as mediated principally by Selden, the ... More


Introduction: A Jewish Language in a Christian World

in A Goy Who Speaks Yiddish: Christians and the Jewish Language in Early Modern Germany

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804781930
eISBN:
9780804782821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804781930.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book explores Christian preoccupation with Yiddish language and literature in early modern Germany, that is, from the beginning of the sixteenth century to the second half of the eighteenth ... More


Hebrew Knights in a New Land

in Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762939
eISBN:
9780804779104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762939.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter begins with two brief collective portraits of the American Hebraists from two different periods to introduce the subject of this study. The first comes from the pen of Zalman Shazar, a ... More


A Postscript

Timothy Michael Law

in When God Spoke Greek: The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199781713
eISBN:
9780199345168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781713.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This final postscript brings the narrative to an end by asking what value the Septuagint might have in modern Christianity, given its role in the ancient Church. The Protestant Reformers are seen not ... More


How Many Elohim?: Reformed Exegesis and the Challenge of Anti-Trinitarianism

Benjamin R. Merkle

in Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749622
eISBN:
9780191815249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749622.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

This chapter chronicles how the argument for the Trinity from the Hebrew divine name Elohim (along with several other arguments from the Hebrew text of the Old Testament) first gained popularity with ... More


The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano

María M. Portuondo

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226592268
eISBN:
9780226609096
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226609096.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Benito Arias Montano (c. 1525-1598) early modern Spain’s premier Christian Hebraist was an eloquent and influential advocate of natural philosophical reform, yet the works in which he discussed these ... More


Al-Biqāʿī Seen through Reuchlin: Reflections on the Islamic Relationship with the Bible

Walid Saleh

in Medieval Exegesis and Religious Difference: Commentary, Conflict, and Community in the Premodern Mediterranean

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264629
eISBN:
9780823266821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264629.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter offers a comparison of Al-Biqāʿī (d. 1480), a Mamlūk scholar interested in the Hebrew Bible, and his younger contemporary Johannes Reuchlin (d. 1522), a Christian humanist and Hebraist ... More


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